Daphne Campbell backed by state's largest police union - Florida Politics

Daphne Campbell backed by state’s largest police union

Daphne Campbell

State Sen. Daphne Campbell has earned the endorsement of the state’s largest police union in her fight for re-election in Senate District 38.

The Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA) is all in for Campbell as she competes with Miami attorney Jason Pizzo for the Democratic nomination in SD 38.

“Sen. Campbell’s previous legislative support for issues important to our association has led to major improvement for our members and their families,” said Florida PBA Executive Director Matt Puckett.

“In the past two years although we have made significant progress, our members will continue to face difficult challenges, which requires sustained legislative support and we believe Sen. Campbell will continue to be a strong voice for law enforcement and their families in the Florida Senate and throughout Senate District 38.”

Campbell responded to the endorsement in a statement.

“Florida’s law enforcement officers protect our families and communities and I am honored to have their support for my re-election,” said Campbell.

“During my time in the Florida Senate, I have worked to build trust between law enforcement and the community while also being a strong voice for Florida’s law enforcement officers and will continue to work in a bipartisan manner to ensure that law enforcement officers have the resources and support needed to keep our committees safe.”

Pizzo has recently earned some union endorsements of his own, after he was backed by the AFL-CIO Florida chapter and the United Teachers of Dade.

The SD 38 primary election will take place Aug. 28. The two are the only candidates who qualified to run, with no Republicans entering the race.

Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.
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